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“Stay with me and I’ll show you some lines.” Helen, in her 6th/cool-down lap and I, in my 4th lap, had a private ride of the course. What I lack in cyclocross skills, I make up for in my ability to recognize a rare opportunity and just how incredibly lucky I am. I rode behind her the entire lap thinking, “Are you kidding me?! I’m riding with Helen Wyman. I am SO freakin’ lucky!”

In that one lap, she encouraged me and she pushed me. What was impossible and terrifying for me during the 3 previous laps somehow became possible. When I finished my race, I was overwhelmed by my appreciation for everyone who had cheered for me, my family, my friends, new friends, racers, and strangers – each word had mattered, immensely. I was in awe of Helen’s generosity. I loved that I had the privilege of racing on the same course with amazingly talented women including the current 2X European CX Champion. It wasn’t until I got home that I read how she signed my 9 year old son’s postcard.

I was DFL last night. And I may have fallen in love with cyclocross.

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The Luckiest Woman in all of Cyclocross | inTent

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"Caroline Mani (Raliegh-Clement) won day two of the Rapha Super Cup with nobody in sight behind her. Riding with a broken wrist suffered in Wisconsin, she went into the weekend not really knowing if she would be able to race." - via Gallery: 2014 Rapha Super Cross Gloucester, Day 2 - VeloNews.com

1. Caroline Mani, Raliegh-Clement
2. Arley Kemmerer, PB2 Pro Cycling
3. Maghalie Rochette, Luna Pro Team

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"Caroline Mani (Raliegh-Clement) won day two of the Rapha Super Cup with nobody in sight behind her. Riding with a broken wrist suffered in Wisconsin, she went into the weekend not really knowing if she would be able to race." - via Gallery: 2014 Rapha Super Cross Gloucester, Day 2 - VeloNews.com

1. Caroline Mani, Raliegh-Clement
2. Arley Kemmerer, PB2 Pro Cycling
3. Maghalie Rochette, Luna Pro Team

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"Arley Kemmerer (PB2 Pro Cycling) held the race lead as she passed by the ocean." - via Gallery: 2014 Rapha Super Cross Gloucester, Day 2 - VeloNews.com

"Arley Kemmerer (PB2 Pro Cycling) held the race lead as she passed by the ocean." - via Gallery: 2014 Rapha Super Cross Gloucester, Day 2 - VeloNews.com

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"Elle Anderson (Vanderkitten) seemed to be laughing at the top of the run-up. She has gotten off to a slower start this cyclocross season but hopes to ramp up her results in the coming weeks." - via Gallery: 2014 Rapha Super Cross Gloucester, Day 2 - VeloNews.com

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"Elle Anderson (Vanderkitten) seemed to be laughing at the top of the run-up. She has gotten off to a slower start this cyclocross season but hopes to ramp up her results in the coming weeks." - via Gallery: 2014 Rapha Super Cross Gloucester, Day 2 - VeloNews.com

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"Gabby Durrin (Neon Velo) led early in the race after a set of stairs. Helen Wyman, Arley Kemmerer, and Erica Zaveta were hot on her heels." - via Gallery: 2014 Rapha Super Cross Gloucester, Day 2 - VeloNews.com

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"Gabby Durrin (Neon Velo) led early in the race after a set of stairs. Helen Wyman, Arley Kemmerer, and Erica Zaveta were hot on her heels." - via Gallery: 2014 Rapha Super Cross Gloucester, Day 2 - VeloNews.com

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"Helen Wyman (Kona) wins in a sprint finish with Kaitie Antonneau." - via Gallery: 2014 Rapha Super Cross Gloucester, Day 1 - VeloNews.com

1. Helen Wyman, Kona
2. Kaitie Antonneau, Twenty16
3. Gabby Durrin, Neon Velo

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"Helen Wyman (Kona) wins in a sprint finish with Kaitie Antonneau." - via Gallery: 2014 Rapha Super Cross Gloucester, Day 1 - VeloNews.com

1. Helen Wyman, Kona
2. Kaitie Antonneau, Twenty16
3. Gabby Durrin, Neon Velo

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"Helen Wyman (Kona) setting the pace halfway through the race." - via Gallery: 2014 Rapha Super Cross Gloucester, Day 1 - VeloNews.com

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"Meredith Miller (Noosa Pro Team) riding a small climb on lap three with lots of company." - via Gallery: 2014 Rapha Super Cross Gloucester, Day 1 - VeloNews.com

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"Meredith Miller (Noosa Pro Team) riding a small climb on lap three with lots of company." - via Gallery: 2014 Rapha Super Cross Gloucester, Day 1 - VeloNews.com

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"The elite women’s front row. Caroline Mani (Raliegh Clement) raced with a cast on her broken wrist." - via Gallery: 2014 Rapha Super Cross Gloucester, Day 1 - VeloNews.com

"The elite women’s front row. Caroline Mani (Raliegh Clement) raced with a cast on her broken wrist." - via Gallery: 2014 Rapha Super Cross Gloucester, Day 1 - VeloNews.com

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"Meredith Miller (Noosa Pro Team) out-sprinted the mighty Katie Compton (Trek) to win Cross Vegas for her first time." - via Gallery: 2014 CrossVegas - VeloNews.com - click through for more photos

"Meredith Miller (Noosa Pro Team) out-sprinted the mighty Katie Compton (Trek) to win Cross Vegas for her first time." - via Gallery: 2014 CrossVegas - VeloNews.com - click through for more photos

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"Catharine Pendrel (Luna) went to the front mid-race and was marked by Compton. She had won the world mountain biking championship for the second time just a week earlier." - via Gallery: 2014 CrossVegas - VeloNews.com - click through for more photos

"Catharine Pendrel (Luna) went to the front mid-race and was marked by Compton. She had won the world mountain biking championship for the second time just a week earlier." - via Gallery: 2014 CrossVegas - VeloNews.com - click through for more photos

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"Katerina Nash (Luna) led the race on lap two ahead of Compton, Pendrel, and Miller. Nash had been ill after the mountain bike world championships and was not expected to be at her best." - via Gallery: 2014 CrossVegas - VeloNews.com - click through for more photos

"Katerina Nash (Luna) led the race on lap two ahead of Compton, Pendrel, and Miller. Nash had been ill after the mountain bike world championships and was not expected to be at her best." - via Gallery: 2014 CrossVegas - VeloNews.com - click through for more photos

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"Meredith Miller (Noosa Pro Team) and Helen Wyman chased Compton at the start." - via Gallery: 2014 CrossVegas - VeloNews.com - click through for more photos!

"Meredith Miller (Noosa Pro Team) and Helen Wyman chased Compton at the start." - via Gallery: 2014 CrossVegas - VeloNews.com - click through for more photos!

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The first big USA cyclocross race of the 2014/15 season, and we can watch it live!

Pre-race Show begins 7:45 pm USA Pacific (10:45 Eastern, 3:45am UK; 04:45 Euro CEST; 12:45pm Thursday Aus AEST)

Women’s Elite begins 8:20 pm USA Pacific (11:20pm Eastern, 4:20am UK; 05:20 Euro CEST; 1:20pm Thursday Aus AEST)

Men’s Elite begins 9:30 pm USA Pacific (12:20am Eastern, 5:30am UK; 06:30 Euro CEST; 2:20pm Thursday Aus AEST)

Award Ceremony begins 10:40 pm

More info on the CrossVegas website

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The cyclocross season has started in the USA! And Helen Wyman’s on her piratical trip to steal the Americans’ gold - here’s her first video diary

(Source: vimeo.com)